March 21, 2003
For Peter H. Jackson
A memorial service for Peter H. Jackson, who died Monday, March 3, 2003, at his home, will be held Saturday, April 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in North Branch. Rev. Kristen Anderson will officiate.
Friends are invited to attend a reception afterwards in the undercroft of the church.
Ret. Pub Owner, 69
John Bauer of Swan Lake, a longtime area resident and the retired owner of the Liberty Pub, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at his home. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late John and Alice Gillen Bauer, he was born October 12, 1933, in the Bronx. He was the widower of Beatrice McCloskey Bauer who died May 24, 2001.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served on the aircraft carrier Midway during the Korean War.
Mr. Bauer was a member of St. Peter's Church, Elks Lodge #1545, Liberty Masonic Lodge #521, F.&A.M., and the I.O.O.B., all in Liberty.
He is survived by a son, Edward Bauer of Callicoon; three daughters, Maryann Wood of Napanoch, Theresa Bauer of White Sulphur Springs and Catherine Bauer of East Moriches; and six grandchildren, Christopher Wood, Norma Jean Wood, Samantha Wood, Jason Davey, Danielle Lacek and George Lacek.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Friday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Liberty with the Rev. Ivan Csete officiating.
Burial will be made at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Dr. D.J. Nebzydoski
Dr. David J. Nebzydoski of Pleasant Mount, Pa., a veterinarian, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at his home. He was 29 years of age.
The son of Dr. Henry J. Jr. and Jean Glavich Nebzydoski, he was born September 25, 1973, in Carbondale, Pa.
A graduate of Forest City High School in 1991 and the University of Scranton in 1995, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dr. Nebzydoski was a member of St. James Church in Pleasant Mount.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a caring person who loved his family and friends and enjoyed all animals and the outdoors. He touched many people in his life and will be missed by all who knew him."
He is survived by his fiancée, Carol Ann Murphy; his parents of Pleasant Mount, Pa.; five brothers, Mark of Waymart, and Daniel, Thomas, Andrew and Christopher, all of Pleasant Mount, Pa.; two sisters, Dr. Beth Spinelli of Thompson, Pa., and Kathryn of Pleasant Mount, Pa.; his maternal grandfather, William Glavich of Vandling, Pa.; a niece; and several aunts, uncles and cousins, including Dr. Joseph Nebzydoski of Jeffersonville. He was predeceased by a sister, Amy Jean, in 1975; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Glavich, and his paternal grandparents, Henry and Mary Nebzydoski.
A Funeral Mass was offered at St. James Church in Pleasant Mount on Tuesday with the Rev. Richard Beck officiating.
Interment in St. James Cemetery in Pleasant Mount will be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Junior Livestock Scholarship Fund, c/o Ed Pruss, 925 Court St., Honesdale, Pa. 18431.
Adolph M. Holzman
Ret. Businessman, 80
Adolph M. Holzman of Beach Lake, Pa., died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 15, 2003. He was 80 years of age.
The son of the late Max and Mary Kozlowski Holzman, he was born in South Gibson. Pa.
Mr. Holzman attended the Beach Lake United Methodist Church. For many years he owned and operated the Midway Trucking Company in Kinnelon, N.J. In 1979, he and his wife moved to Cochecton where they ran Adolph's Tavern until retiring in 1984 and moving to the Beach Lake, Pa. area. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army.
In a family statement, it was said, "He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was devoted to his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren."
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marjorie Wells Holzman, at home; three sons, Dale A. Holzman of Abrahamsville, Pa., and Douglas G. Holzman and his wife, Doris Smiley, and David N. Holzman, all of Beach Lake, Pa.; two daughters, Kathleen M. Green and her husband, Robert, of Oakridge, N.J., and Bonnie S. Davis of Beach Lake, Pa.; a brother, Norman Holzman of Brooklyn; three sisters, Sylvia Masiuk of Clifford, Pa., Maxine Wademan of Apalachin, and Christie Holzman Tarbin of Milton, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a sister, Emma Mikolon.
Services were held Wednesday at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home in Honesdale, Pa., with the Rev. Dr. Gordon Weightman, pastor of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment was made in the Calkins Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ernest Rutledge, 59
Ernest Rutledge of Tyler Hill, Pa., a beef farmer and lifelong area resident, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at his home. He was 59 years of age.
The son of the late Jacob and Alice Peek Rutledge, he was born June 21, 1943, in Callicoon.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was an avid hunter. Mr. Rutledge worked for many years at Agway in Callicoon as a crop sales specialist. He was currently employed by Crop Production Services as a crop advisor and was known as a sound source of advice on seed, fertilizer and pesticide recommendations. He developed a low phosphorus corn starter which saves farmers money as well as helping them follow tighter guidelines in nutrient management.
In 2002, he received the Cooperator of the Year Award from the Sussex (N.J.) County Soil Conservation District for his outstanding accomplishments in resource conservation.
He is survived by his companion, Jeanne Hector and her two children, Cody and Tyler, at home; four children, Julie Rutledge, RN, of Honesdale, Pa., Dr. David Rutledge and his wife, Michele, and Daniel Rutledge and his wife, Jennifer, all of Rileyville, Pa., and Scott Rutledge of Girdland, Pa.; two brothers, Amos Rutledge of Rutledgedale, Pa., and Howard Rutledge of Wellsboro, Pa.; five grandchildren, Daniel, Joseph, Corey, Jonathan, Alec and Brooke; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday evening at the Rasmussen Sons Funeral Home in Narrowsburg with the Rev. Arthur Harshman of Hospice St. John officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice St. John, 1007 Oak St., Pittston Twp., Pa., 18640.
Ret. Truck Driver, 66
Carl Edwards of Chester, a retired truck driver for Orange County Packing in Chester and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus, in Middletown. He was 66 years of age.
The son of the late John and Caroline Babcock Edwards, he was born August 18, 1936, in Chester. He was the widower of Agnes P. Conklin Edwards.
He is survived by two sons, Carl II and his wife, Sharon Edwards, of Bloomingburg, and John Edwards of Chester; four daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and Paul Joyce of Franklin, N.J., Carol and Mark Baird of Chester, Lisa and Dominick Zaccagnino of Montgomery; and Carla and John Damiano of Goshen; a sister, Jeanette Hall of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren, Mikey, Chris, Vinnie, Kaylee, Nikki, Matthew, Mandi, Dominick, Heather, Dakota, Taylor, Cory and Alaina; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Les Edwards, Frank Edwards and Lenny Edwards.
Services were held Thursday evening at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home in Monroe with the Rev. James D. Ernest officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tucker Center for Cancer Care, 60 Prospect Ave., Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
James W. Bieniek
Villa Emply., 61
James W. Bieniek of Hankins, a longtime area resident and a worker at the Villa Roma County Club in Callicoon, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at his home. He was 61 years of age.
The son of the late John and Sophie Grygo Bieniek, he was born June 21, 1941, in Queens.
He is survived by a brother, William Bienik of Queens; and a sister, Jeanne Ullman of Wisconsin.
Interment was made on Thursday in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Long Eddy.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon.
Alice M. Collins
Ret. Tel Oper., 92
Alice M. Collins of Bloomingburg, a retired operator for New York Telephone Co. and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the Middletown Park Manor. She was 92 years of age.
The daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret Clark, she was born February 15, 1911, in New York City. She was the widow of both Cornelius Boylan and Francis Collins.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg and had lived in that village about 43 years.
She is survived by a sister, Madeline Kacharba of Massapequa, L.I.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Collins; two sons, Richard Boylan and Cornelius Boylan Jr., and three sisters, Marie, Lilly and Margaret.
A Funeral Mass will be offered Friday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, High St., Bloomingburg with Fr. Raymond Bagdonis, O. Carm., officiating.
Burial will be made in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, P.O. Box 216, Bloomingburg, N.Y. 12721.
Elvira K. Grant
Ret. Cosmetologist, 93
Elvira King Grant of Monticello, a self-employed cosmetologist and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Daisy Cobb Gilbert, she was born October 15, 1909, in Unadilla, Ga.
Mrs. Grant was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, Fla., where the Rev. Derek King is pastor.
She is survived by her husband, Marshall Grant, at home; a son, Elwood and his wife, Ethel King, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Josephine Baldwin.
Services were held Thursday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. James Matthews officiating.
Burial was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to The United Way, 33 Lakewood Ave., Monticello.
Ret. Banker, 87
Margaret M. "Marge" McGeady, a 19-year resident of Daytona Beach, Fla., a former resident of Livingston Manor and a retired 40-year employee of the Livingston Manor National Bank, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Bridgeview Center in Ormond Beach, Fla. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Frederick and Delia O'Keefe Vantran, she was born September 24, 1915, in Livingston Manor. She was the widow of Joseph McGeady.
Mrs. McGeady was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor and Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange, Fla.
She is survived by a sister, Jean V. Gottlieb of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews in the states of New York and Florida. She was predeceased by two sisters, Kathleen "Honey" Ellison and Marion Batkay.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
A prayer service will be held Friday evening at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor with Msgr. William Collins officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Church, Church St., Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601-4027.
Ret. Farmer, 85
Wilbur Chapin of Briscoe, a retired farmer and truck driver, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Achieve Rehab Center in Liberty. He was 85 years of age.
Born in St. Lawrence County on August 11, 1917, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
Graveside services and burial will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch with Pastor Kristen Anderson officiating.
Susan K. Meyer
Ret. Assembler, 87
Susan K. Meyer of Pond Eddy, a retired assembler for Kolmar Labs in Port Jervis and a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla. She was 87 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Suzanna Kundratik, she was born December 23, 1915, in Fairmont, W. Va. She was the widow of Thomas A. Meyer who died October 14, 2002.
Mrs. Meyer was a member of the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church and the Brooksville (Fla.) United Methodist Church.
In a family statement, it was said, "Her hobby was her family and she will be missed by all."
She is survived by four daughters, Carol Cooper of Pond Eddy, Joann Meyer-Trumball and her husband, Robert, of Spring Hill, Fla., Tomasina "Pip" Cyrek of Eldred and Donna Brennan and her husband, George, of Pond Eddy; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.
Burial will be made in the Glen Spey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church, Pond Eddy, N.Y. 12770.
Ret. Housekeeper, 82
Rose "Ma" Bastic Napolitano of Middletown, a lifelong area resident and a retired housekeeper for the Middletown State Hospital, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the Horton Campus of the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 82 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Bastic, she was born April 19, 1920, in Florida, N.Y. She was the widow of John Joseph Napolitano.
In a family statement, it was said, "She was a devoted mother who loved life. Ma was our rock and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. . . She was the 'World's Greatest Mom.' She's warmer than the sunshine of a lovely day in spring. She's all that's sweet and precious and a joy remembering. . . She's all the special beauty that a lifetime ever sends. And for so many reasons, she's the dearest of all friends. . . And when I count my blessings, I thank the Lord in prayer, for giving me a Mother, who had so much to share."
She is survived by seven sons, Paul Napolitano, Vincent Napolitano, Russell Napolitano and David Napolitano, all of Middletown, Joseph and his wife, Linda Napolitano of Highland Falls, William and his wife, Susan Napolitano of the village of Florida, and Michael Napolitano of Greenwood Lake; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and George Fritzsch of Middletown, Lena and Bob Barber of Bloomingburg, and Anne Marie and Duane Martel of Otisvillle; a brother, Walter Ozembo of Georgia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by two sons, John Paul Napolitano and Carmen Napolitano, a grandson, Joseph Granziano Jr., two sisters, Stella Wood and Mary Palmer, and a brother, Joseph Bastic.
Following cremation, she will be buried in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Middletown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Emily M. Baker, 59
Former Nurse's Aide
Emily Moyer Baker of Damascus, Pa., a former nurse's aide at the Ellen Memorial Health Care C enter in Honesdale, Pa., died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at the Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale, Pa., following an unexpected illness. She was 59 years of age.
The daughter of the late Perry D. and Myrtle E. Moyer Westbrook, she was born March 14, 1944, in Bangor, Maine. She was the widow of Kenneth W. Baker who died October 20, 1987, after 22 years of marriage.
A high school graduate, she attended college in Vermont and first worked as a psychiatric aide in Letchworth Village in Thiells, N.Y., where she met her husband.
Upon moving to this area, Mrs. Baker worked as a nurse's aide at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale for 14 years before becoming ill.
Mrs. Baker was of the Methodist faith and attended the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Albert Beckwith of Damascus, Pa.; four step-sons, Elmar Baker of Sanford, N.C., Charlie Baker of Newburgh, Orvis Baker of Dahlgren, Va., and William Baker of Woodland, Me.; two step-daughters, Bonnie Baker of Kentucky and Barbara Walker of Woodland, Me.; a sister, Anne Dominick of Portal, Ariz.; and a brother, Paul Westbrook of Colorado. She was predeceased by two step-children.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Hessling Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Honesdale, Pa., with the Rev. Jan Tiebert, pastor of the Bethany United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be made in the Baker Cemetery in Manchester Township, Pa.